Personal Development

An environment for you to thrive

Your wellbeing is the foundation of our ethos. From our expertly-crafted higher education and degree programmes to our mindfulness and resilience workshops, we provide a holistic approach to performing arts training. That’s what makes the ICTheatre experience unique, and why our graduates are able to create thriving careers of their own design.

During your time here, you’ll develop a toolkit of strategies that will support you to dig deep, choose resilience in the face of challenge, and bring compassion to yourselves and others – all while exploring your unique self expression through performing arts.

Our talented faculty deliver the best performing arts training available. They’ll focus on making your learning exciting, relevant and aligned with your aspirations as you step into the professional arena.

We’ll provide you with everything you need to thrive in this challenging industry and encourage you to keep pushing the boundaries of what you believe to be possible. Mindset is everything – it will be the making of your success. Our trainers and support services team will help you uncover limiting beliefs that might otherwise hold you back from reaching your full potential, and teach you mindfulness techniques to blast through blockages now and long into your future.

"I’ve overcome so many fears since joining ICTheatre, I truly believe this is the future of performance art training. ICTheatre teaches you how we as humans behave in this world, how to be kind and professional, and how to leave your ego behind."
Giulia Federici, BA (Hons) Performing Arts

Mental and physical wellbeing

To really make a name for yourself in the creative industries, you need talent, discipline and hard work. But theatre schools often overlook the importance of mental and physical wellbeing.

Strength and resilience, mentally and physically, is key to your success. That’s why all our programmes include physical training and personal development, with daily meditation and mindfulness practice embedded into the fabric of your learning. You’ll also have access to an onsite nutritionist and physiotherapist, supporting you to get the very best out of your time here by putting your overall well being first.

You’ll turn the primadonna stereotype on its head and become a zen performer of the highest calibre. This will leave you equipped to take on any challenge the industry throws your way, and give you the tools you need to not only create a successful career as a performer, but to find fulfilment in all areas of your life.

All ICTheatre students have access to dedicated, 121 support and are trained in the principle of strategic intervention – a process aimed not only at solving problems, but also expanding your capacity for happiness.

We’re on a mission to create a more diverse, healthy and happy entertainment industry – and as an ICTheatre student, you’re leading the charge.

Living our principles

The core principles which all our faculty and students live by are:

  1. Everything Is Possible: Dream big, embrace creativity, act, and adjust.
  2. Passion First: Explore unknown possibilities, be authentic
  3. We Are Connected: Everyone is connected, embrace everyone, lead with value
  4. 100% Accountable: Own your own life, take responsibility, overcome limiting beliefs, focus your energy, continue to grow
  5. Attitude of Gratitude: Treasure yourself and others, pay it forward, elevate your perspective
  6. Live to Give: Stretch yourself, make a difference, receive gracefully, create a legacy
  7. Embrace Every Moment: get in the zone, be vulnerable, act with purpose


Your personal development lecturers

Offering support with physiotherapy, nutrition, mindfulness and more, meet your personal development lecturers.


Any questions?

For questions about our mindfulness and personal development ethos or how it could support your development as a performer – or if you’d like more information on how to apply to ICTheatre – you can get in touch with our Admissions Team on 01273 603 333 or email


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